Welcome to the Political Science Department

Penn’s Political Science Department is experiencing a renaissance. Over the past decade, our faculty has grown by 50%, an increase in quantity that has been matched by gains in quality. The strength of our faculty in each of four major subfields is being built with an eye to excellence embracing a variety of approaches and methodologies.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

The department’s combination of distinction and diversity has resulted in a rapid expansion of the undergraduate program and a newly invigorated Ph.D. program. Our faculty and graduate students play key roles in numerous centers and organizations across Penn’s campus whose missions bear on topics of interest to political scientists.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

We hope you will explore the website for a glimpse into the variety of our programs, activities, and classes, as well as an introduction to the accomplishments of the people who comprise the Political Science Department at Penn.

News & Announcements

LDI Reviews Hopkins' Recent Media Mentions

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics reviewed the recent media attention garnered by Professor Daniel Hopkins' research on voters.      

Teele Wins Gabriel Almond Award

Professor Dawn Teele was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics by the American Political Science Association.     

Stanton Selected as Henry Teune Award Winner

Professor Jessica Stanton was selected as the 2015-2016 Henry Teune Award for exceptional undergraduate teaching byt the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.     

Spring Issue of Sound Politicks Now Available

The Spring 2016 issue of the undergraduate political science journal Sound Politicks is now available.     

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208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair